In less than 24 hours, the 65th staging of the annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony will get underway at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. Millions will witness the Recording Academy announcing the winners in 91 categories vying for top honours across various creative disciplines.
As the Jamaican music fraternity awaits the announcement of the Best Reggae Album category with bated breath, it brings into focus the pertinent question: Who will take home the coveted award? This year’s nominees in the category are:
- The Kalling – Kabaka Pyramind
- Gifted – Koffee
- Scorcha – Sean Paul
- Third Time’s The Charm – Protoje
- Come Fly Wid Me – Shaggy
Based on conversations across various platforms, entertainment pundits have summized that’s it anyone’s win and too close to call.
The abovementioned were the final picks from 67 albums pre-selected from the pool of 125 submissions by the Academy.
Five new classifications are also included in the 91 categories at this year’s ceremony: Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical; Best Alternative Music Performance; Best Americana Performance; Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media; and Best Spoken Word Poetry Album.
Additionally, a new special merit award for the Best Song for Social Change will also be presented.
Last April, the 64th instalment of the annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony unfolded at the M.G.M. Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Virginia-based reggae band SOJA took home the coveted award in the highly competitive Best Reggae Album category for their effort Beauty in the Silence. Other nominees in the category were Spice for her album 10, Live N Livin by Sean Paul, Pajoma by Etana, Royal by Jesse Royal and Positive Vibration by Gramps Morgan.
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards.